Fair fury

News that Gumeracha’s immensely popular medieval fair will be moved from the town next year has shocked the local community.Following the end of the recent…

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Australia Day

The debate surrounding the date of Australia Day seems to divide opinions as cleanly as same sex marriage. For an issue which doesn’t directly affect…

Remembering the women at home

For almost 100 years Australians have paused on November 11 to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who died or suffered in wars. But…

Tourist drawcard

The 15,000 who crammed into the Strathalbyn harness racing complex on Saturday night for the biennial Balloon and Aviation Regatta were a clear indication of the event’s popularity. Sadly, the same conclusion could also be reached by watching the snaking lines outside the toilets and food stalls.

Event hurdle

Young people pre-loading on alcohol and drugs before a big day or night out is nothing new, and is not the fault of event organisers. But those transporting intoxicated people to an event – whether it be on chartered buses or in private cars – have a degree of responsibility for their passengers.

Jumps racing

Racing Minister Leon Bignell’s increasingly vocal opposition to jumps racing in SA is fast pushing the controversial issue to a head.

The fear factor

It is true that an experienced motorcycle rider can safely travel on most Hills roads in excess of the posted speed limit. But the roads are not playgrounds.

Hahndorf the loser

The cancellation of this weekend’s Dawdle and Doodle Days will be sad news for many traders in Hahndorf.

Rally by consent

Since when did it become a local government responsibility to do the public relations work for a private event?